Robert J. Wicks has a doctorate in psychology and specializes in the treatment and mentoring of professional helpers and healers. He has published more than 30 thirty books. In this one, he is in a philosophical mood. He wants to meditate on single-heartedness and simplicity as "sources of a healthy perspective on life."

The author adds to this foundation with chapters on self-respect, breathing deeply, solitude as a "good loneliness," relationship, hope, ordinariness, hearing the soft whisper of love, spiritual freedom, choice gratitude, and more. Wicks arrives at a place of peace and contentment that is characterized by deep joy. He hopes that we will one day soon find our own way home.